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ANN ARBOR -- If Brady Hoke were the captain of a sinking ship, there's no question he would stay at the helm all the way to the bottom.
Right now, he might be doing just about the same thing.
As Michigan's season dissolves into irrelevance, Hoke is sticking by one rule. He's not going to put the blame on anyone but himself.
"I'm going to have to do a better job of coaching," Hoke repeated time and again after the 17-13 loss to Nebraska. After a couple lucky wins in a 5-0 start, Michigan has now lost three of four.
An offensive coordinator (Al Borges) who insists on a power-running attack, even when the team rushes for minus-69 yards in back-to-back losses? Hoke isn't going to hear any criticism.
"I liked the playcalling today," he said. "We didn't make the plays that we should have made, and that means I have to do a better job."
A quarterback who has been sacked 14 times in two games and appears to be a shell of the dynami...
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Michigan Football is one of the three finalists with a chance to receive a commitment from super-recruit Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Virginia). The 6-foot-4, 250 pound defensive end is ranked the #1 recruit in the country by rivals.com.
Hand took an official visit to Florida this past weekend and saw the Gators lose to Vanderbilt. He also recently visited Alabama...
One of the problems with coaching at places like Michigan is dealing with expectations.
About a week and a half ago, I wrote a piece about Nebraska fans and their sense of entitlement that lit a fire under the Husker fan base. Most of what I said in that article could be true for Michigan as well.
There are whispers around the web that indicate that Michigan head football coach Brady...
To say that the Michigan Wolverines are struggling right now would be a major understatement, The team has lost three of its last four games and has rushed for -69 yards in the last two against Michigan State and Nebraska, respectively. With the offense struggling, head coach Brady Hoke is feeling the heat from Wolverines fans.
Facing doubt from fans is nothing new for coaches, but...
A streak no more! Michigan falls to Nebraska 17-13. Brady Hoke’s home win streak ends at 19 straight.
To say it’s been a down two weeks for our Maize & Blue would be an understatement. After falling to MSU last week, the Wolverines couldn’t shake the loss and were unable to sustain a strong defensive second-half performance by the defense and the team ultimately allowed...
ANN ARBOR -- Brady Hoke's biggest problem right now might not be the other teams in the Big Ten.
It might be the one next door.
Seven months after John Beilein took a team built around freshmen and sophomores to the national-championship game, Hoke is struggling to make any progress at all with a similar group of players.
As much as he wants to blame himself, that's more...
We know a good chunk of the 100,000 or 110,000 or whatever University of Michigan fans were probably drunk on Saturday as Brady Hoke suffered his first ever home loss as leader of the Wolverines. It really sounds like Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman was drunk too when she gave this speech.
Coleman was honored for her work before she retires during the Summer of 2014. The University...
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The answer is absolutely yes. And who can blame her? That offense could force any Meeeeeeechigan fan to alcohol. After starting the year 5-0, Brady Hoke and his Wolverines have gone 1-3 in their last four, including a stomping at the hands of rival Michigan State and a very uninspiring loss to Nebraska in Ann Arbor Saturday.
Mary Sue Coleman was...
Welcome to the Fallout - Week 11 edition.
It's the Same Old Song.
Alabama defeats LSU 38-17, ensuring the Crimson Tide will remain atop the BCS standings. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)
Five for Fighting.
Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel scores five touchdowns as he leads the Aggies over Mississippi State 51-41 at Kyle Field. (AP/Yahoo! Sports)
In what's becoming a weekly feature on this blog...once again, M bloggers have taken to the streets. Brace for impact.
When the offense took the field with a chance to win the game late in
the fourth quarter there was a stunning sound from the crowd: nothing.
Crickets. Nervous mumbling at best. This muffled din was delivered by
the crowd that unleashed...
Michigan football returns to the Big House on Saturday afternoon with the Wolverines looking to extend their home win streak to 20 consecutive victories under head coach Brady Hoke. But the Maize and Blue will be playing against arguably the toughest opponent they have faced in Ann Arbor so far this season...
For the second straight week Michigan finished in the negative with their rushing attack. Michigan coach Brady Hoke addressed the issue and the lack of push out of the Wolverines front.
Should Brady Hoke still get a pass as he tries to undo the damage Rich Rodriguez did to the Michigan program? Or should he be help accountable for the mess we’re still seeing in Ann Arbor?
Michigan fans are losing patience, though Big Ten fans are also getting frustrated. Sure, as an Ohio State fan, it’s always fun to watch the Buckeyes stomp Michigan, and that has become a regular...
Where do I begin? I don’t even know what to say.
Watching the Michigan – Nebraska game was one of the most painful experiences I’ve had in a while. That says something considering what happened in East Lansing a week ago. The most painful thing to watch was our team’s lack of spirit. It was like they were dead inside. The Michigan State experience was obviously...